This beef goulash is what we had for NYE dinner. It’s so hearty, flavourful and warm. We usually make this on the stove but for Christmas my sister and her boyfriend gifted us a Crockpot. I have wanted one for the longest time ever!
So this succulent beef goulash recipe was the first one we tried out in the Crockpot. And OMG it turned out so great! It was so nice to be able to leave the house and let this dish slow cook for 10 hours.
*Note: You don’t have to slow cook for 10 hours, 5-6 hours is enough as well but the longer the better.
The beef was just so tender, it pretty much dissolves in your mouth.
Yield 8 people
Healthy, hearty and succulent beef goulash, perfect for the winter months.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 800 g beef
- 5 onions
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 carrot
- 3 tsp dried majoram
- 3 tbsp Worcester Sauce
- 2 vegetarian stock cubes
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- 1 tbsp mustard
- 3 tsp paprika powder
- 400 g chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 L water
- 2 tsp ground pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1. Start by cutting your beef into medium sized chunks and place into Crockpot
2. Chop up onions, carrots and garlic in a food processor or by hand. I do it in a food processor cause ain’t nobody got time to chop up 5 onions
3. Add all the ingredients into the Crockpot and stir through really well so that the meat is evenly coated
4. Cover the lid of the Crockpot, turn it on and set the timer to 10 hours
I know it’s super tempting to peek or stir whilst the beef goulash is cooking but try your best not to open the lid, because so much heat will be lost, which will add on cooking time. Also stirring will cause the heat from the lower layers to escape. Trust the system and let the Crockpot do it’s magic! I guarantee, after the 10 hours it’s every bit tender and juicy.
Serve with Spaetzle, the German mini dumplings or sweet potato, and if you are being extremely mindful of your calories, have it with some cauliflower rice. We went full force for NYE and had it the traditional way with Spaetzle, I mean YOLO right?
The beef goulash itself can be considered a healthy meal, as we didn’t add any wine and replaced sugar with agave nectar.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did! This is truly an amazing dish in the winter months. Additionally, you can cook large quantities and use for awesome meal preps! Guilty of having this yumminess 4 times in a row!
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